Brant Russell

Healthcare Chief Operating Officer/Nursing Executive 
St. John Providence Health System

Whether engaged in bedside care or top-level organizational analysis, Brant Russell, BSN ’98, practices the art and science of nursing to benefit his patients, employees, colleagues and the community at large.

For the past year, Mr. Russell has been the chief operating officer at Detroit’s St. John Hospital and Medical Center, part of the St. John Providence Health System.

From 2008 to 2014, he was affiliated with the Summa Health System in Akron, first as director of emergency and trauma services, where he decreased both wait times and costs, and later as chief operating officer of the Summa hospitals in Barberton and Wadsworth.

His career also includes nine years with MetroHealth Medical Center, where his positions included nurse manager of cardiac services, CCU, cardiac step-down and telemetry, and three years with Fairview Hospital as director of nursing for critical care, cardiac, emergency and trauma services.

The Rocky River resident holds a master of business administration degree from Baldwin Wallace University, a master of nursing from Walden University, registered nurse licensure from the state of Ohio, and nurse executive advanced basic certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.